For as long as there have been species, there has been extinction. 


Here are the superstars of the story of life, from the super-weird to the super-ferocious. Usually a species has 10 million years or so of evolving, eating, chasing, playing, maybe doing homework, or even going to the moon before it goes extinct.

Collect all eight books about animals we have lost in mass extinctions caused by asteroids or mega-volcanoes, clashing continents and climate change.


The Chimpanzee and Me is a unique look at conservation of the species and my life-long love of chimps, illustrated with full colour photos. 

For over a decade, I studied chimpanzees to find ways to protect and conserve them. Join me on a journey that has taken me around the world, studying eastern chimps in the humid forests of Uganda and the critically endangered western chimps of Liberia. 

From the illegal international pet trade, to bushmeat markets, and the effects of relentless habitat destruction – not to mention how your new furniture, your toothpaste and even your mobile phone are all implicated in their falling numbers. 

In an interview with world-renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall, I show how we can protect the chimps of the future and help conserve this endlessly fascinating species.

My original series of books 'So You Think You Know About... Dinosaurs?' is out now. I wanted these books to be fun, funny and informative. My highly collectable, pocket-size series is the most up-to-date in 66 million years, firstly featuring Tyrannosaurus rexDiplodocus and Triceratops.

We've just released the next in the series with Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus and Velociraptor now available! 

Did you know that not all dinosaurs are green and scaly, some were ginger and feathered, or that they didn't all roar, some may have cooed like pigeons, or that the ultimate prehistoric predator may not actually even be a dinosaur? These books encourage young readers to engage with science and aim to help them think differently about the world around them, revealing how new discoveries and breakthroughs occur in science every day. By looking at the evolutionary arms race, prey, predators, place, time, groups and species, my books reveal some new-look dinosaurs. The palaeo art is awesome and is all done by by Scott Hartman and Gabriel Ugueto and cartoon illustrations are by Ethan Kocak.